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September 2020

Online Course: Wisdom of the World’s Mystical Traditions (Seven Week Program)

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - November 9 @ 9:00 pm
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Mysticism is like meditation and prayer — it cannot be limited to just one faith or wisdom tradition. Zeitgeist — Atlanta's home base for the spiritually independent seeker (and their allies like me, who are aligned with a faith but who love the interspiritual adventure) — is doing important work not only here in the south, but now thanks to online technology, for everyone. I'm really excited to partner with Zeitgeist to offer this seven week program on "Wisdom of…

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October 2020

The Franciscan Way of Prayer (Online Retreat)

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - October 24 @ 3:00 pm
The Rock Hill Oratory, 434 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730 United States
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The Franciscan Way of Prayer: Spiritual Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints, and for good reason. He's a patron saint of animals and ecology, and was renowned for his compassionate care for the poor. He has been an inspiration to saints and ordinary people from his own day to the present (just think of Pope Francis!) Franciscan spirituality continues to inspire people of all walks of life.…

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November 2020

Online Course: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (with Tessa Bielecki)

November 2 - November 27
Online Event

I'm excited to be offering this online course exploring the wisdom of the Christian mystics in partnership with my colleague and friend Tessa Bielecki. We will be celebrating the wisdom and insight of a dozen major voices within the Christian tradition, looking at how their wisdom remains relevant even in these extraordinary times, and how they invite us deeper in our own spiritual practice. To learn more and to register, click on this link: www.SpiritualityandPractice.com/WisdomoftheChristianMysticsE-Course

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Online Event: Dealing with Distractions During Centering Prayer

November 7
Online Event

"I've tried Centering Prayer, but my mind just won't settle down!" If you've ever said this, or something like it, then this mini-retreat is for you! We will be reflecting together on how the "monkey mind" feels like such a distraction during forms of silent prayer — and then we'll consider how we can actually "meet the monkey" in such a way that even the noisiest thoughts can become doorways to moving deeper into prayerful silence before God. We'll have…

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January 2021

Online Course: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (Columbia Seminary)

January 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Online Event

I've offered this course on the spirituality of the Christian Mystics several times through Columbia Seminary's Center for Lifelong Learning. We're adapting it to an online format and are pleased to make this available in this way. We will draw on the wisdom and insight of the mystics themselves, and reflect on how their visionary teaching can be inspiring and beneficial for Christians in our time — and for all times. We recommend you register early as space is limited.…

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Online Retreat: Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (with Brother Elias)

January 9, 2021 - January 10, 2021
Online Event

This event has been moved to online. Please register to join us on Zoom. It's become an annual tradition! Every fall I co-facilitate this retreat with Brother Elias, the author of Tears of an Innocent God. This year, we've moved the dates back to January, and we'll be online, so hope you can join us! Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (Br. Elias & Carl McColman) From the Desert Fathers to Julian of Norwich to Thomas Merton, Christian history is filled with…

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